Diagnostic recognition of facial changes associated with chronic conditions: use of an e-learning tool to enhance medical student education

Danielle McKenna, Caroline Wilkinson, Jean Ker

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    Abstract

    Facial characteristics serve as reliable indicators of numerous diseases, and their recognition can assist junior medical students in making an accurate diagnosis. At present, however, there is little data to support the incorporation of physiognomy in medical education. This pilot study involved the design, implementation and evaluation of e-learning tutorials as a means of teaching students to appreciate how careful observation of facial characteristics can enhance diagnosis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-62
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Visual Communication in Medicine
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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